I am persuaded that a market for natural gas based high-ethanol blend fuels would have a positive impact.
The Congressional Budget Office last week issued one of its periodic long-term budget outlooks. Its themes are distressingly familiar. There is no balanced budget in sight. Read more »
Poverty has been, and continues to be, one of the major problems facing both developed and non-developed countries across the world. Read more »
The fact that two of Utah’s former attorneys general were arrested on the same day for a series of alleged crimes has made national news. The history behind the current travails of Mark... Read more »
A significant portion of my childhood was spent at one marathon finish line or another. While I’m nowhere near the runner he is, I have dabbled in this tortuous pastime myself and discovered... Read more »
“American exceptionalism” is a school of thought among historians that this nation is qualitatively different from all other nations. Let us show how central faith, family and freedom... Read more »
The arrests of former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have fostered some deep introspection among Utah political leaders. Read more »
This suggests that Utahns’ disapproval goes beyond the job Obama is doing to the person himself. Yet, let me suggest three reasons why Latter-day Saints should think better of the president... Read more »
Today’s world, driven by technology that is changing exponentially, makes the challenge of clinging to our old values more critical than ever before. Read more »
Just because one speaks of political matters, he is not excused from living his religion, and that includes conservative talk show hosts and listeners, and liberal commentators and their fans. Read more »
Until we can destroy all this excess personal information from various organizations both public and private, keeping only that information obtained by court order, is there nothing we can do to... Read more »
Knowing my children learn more from my example than from anything I say, I’ve been moved to serious reflection about what I’m teaching them about the Internet. The Internet is both... Read more »
Social justice is closely linked with the concept of equality. It is no surprise then that most people assume that those in favor of social justice also support same-sex marriage. For me, that is... Read more »
While I agree with Gov. Gary Herbert’s comment that the arrests of Swallow and Shurtleff are a “black eye for our state,” I believe we can hold our heads high that our collective... Read more »
Changing the attorney general to an appointed, rather than elected, office may sound alluring, but change for its own sake is useless. Read more »
We tend to assume that success at the economic game is synonymous with producing value for society. Read more »
There may be a dark lining to the sunny June employment report, which recorded an increase of 288,000 payroll jobs for the month. Read more »
As a life-long member of the LDS Church, and as a mental health professional who also happens to be romantically and physically attracted to women, I take a very keen interest in the ongoing... Read more »
The White House recently put out a report arguing that the 24 states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are hurting their poor and themselves. It's an easy case... Read more »
A diverse group of educators and parents may have found a way to get Utah off the bottom of the list in funding for public education. They suggest this simple concept: Switch from subject-centered... Read more »
A recent opinion survey asked Americans to rate post-World War II presidents. Reagan was named the best, followed by Clinton and Kennedy and Obama was tagged as the worst, followed by George W.... Read more »
In the past 25 years, over 2 billion people have gained access to improved sources of drinking water. Read more »
There is a little-known episode from early Utah history that has an important message for today. Following the Iwakura Mission of February 1872, Japanese leaders considered a rather audacious plan... Read more »
Sarah Torre: Hobby Lobby does want bosses out of the bedroom; why are these liberal senators against that?
Last week’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case prevented Obamacare’s Department of Health and Human Services mandate from careening into the religious freedom of family business owners,... Read more »
Soccer is easy to mock. In what other sport can we compile a scorecard of the number of ersatz “injuries” or the time the supposedly injured players spent writhing on the ground. Read more »
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As the issue of same-sex marriage makes its way through the federal courts, its opponents face a dilemma: Their attitude toward same-sex couples who may be neighbors, coworkers, or family members. Read more »
We all have a role to play in encouraging more renewable energy for Utah’s future; every little bit helps and every small step makes the next step easier. Read more »
Norway's failed experiment with Internet voting puts Utah's efforts in an interesting light. Read more »
Many cling to the widespread presumption that nationally imposed gay marriage is somehow inevitable. It would be far more productive if elite opinion would instead seriously consider what happens... Read more »
Isn’t it time for some good news on addressing global warming? A carbon fee and dividend policy can lead to increased jobs, a growing economy, better health and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Read more »
It is the task of journalists to uncover illegal or unethical actions by government officials. Without this role, the public is ill-served and ultimately unable to make intelligent judgments about... Read more »
Recently, there have been a number of columns admonishing those contending for religious freedom to extend tolerance and respect to all. While these are well meaning and altogether axiomatic,... Read more »
A good test of an organization’s priorities is what it spends its money on, particularly when money is scarce. That applies to what is currently unfolding in Gaza, where hard financial times... Read more »
Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »
In the spirit of Pioneer Day and reflecting on our heritage, we update an old column and provide a “re-enactment” of Brother Brigham’s entry into the valley using modern... Read more »
This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »
The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »
Thousands of wonderful people have contributed greatly to Utah’s success. Since I can’t mention all of them, I want to note three special people who I consider to be Utah heroes. Read more »
Graduation from college with massive amounts of debt may delay large purchases, such as homes and cars; it can delay savings and investment for retirement; it can steer potential entrepreneurs away... Read more »
Why is our public discussion so dominated by rancor and divisiveness? Why do our politicians increasingly resemble silly children throwing food at each other? Why do our “news” programs so often consist of people dealing... Read more »
Now the governor wants another committee to study academic standards — and that is not his responsibility. It makes Utah’s leaders appear to lack confidence and explains why public... Read more »
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